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Pumpkin Hummus

This dish offers an autumn twist to the classic Middle Eastern spread. Serve as a dip for vegetable, with toasted pita (sprinkled with toasted pumpkin seeds), or as a spread on sandwiches for a healthy, flavorful treat!

  • 2 Tbl. tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 2 Tbl. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 (15oz) can pumpkin
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped (can add more to taste)
  • 2 Tbl. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Place all ingredients except parsley in a food processor and process until smooth. Add parsley; pulse until blended. Serves 15.

Nutrition info per serving (2 Tbl): 26.4 calories, 1.6g fat (0.3g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 2.3 mg sodium, 2.8 carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 1g sugar, 0.9g protein.